Being a Superhero

from by Travis Norman

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This song I wrote in the perspective of a tired superhero that is questioning his/her own ability to do the job. It's all an allegory for alcoholism in a college environment, in which the narrator feels trapped in the lifestyle in which they've embraced.

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Well here we go again
I haven't even ate
Something happened last night
I have to go investigate

The city lights are shining
bright in my eye
as I suit up again and give
this superhero thing a try

And all the people
and all the fights
and all the trouble
and all the lights

Can't they just help themselves?
They can save this place
I want to remove this mask
and just let them see my face

I used to enjoy these superpowers
flying high was cool
but am I role model
or just society's fool?

Now I'm stealing fame
from frustrated cops
in this job I just can't handle
I grew tired of living life
issue to issue
panel to panel

And it's all just comical to you
It's all just comical to you

And all the people
and all the fights
and all the trouble
and all the lights

Can't they just help themselves?
They can save this place
I want to remove this mask
and just let them see my face

I just want to walk in the light of day
and let them see my face

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from Roadside Reflections, released March 21, 2016

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